GECO SHORTS SESSION 4
Drama, Animation | 1h 16m
GECO21 Official Selection | 2x World Premiere 6x Australian Premiere
Screening from 23-31 July
This is a collection of short environmental drama and animations.
MAR & CIELO
Directors: Roberto Zamora, Rocío Huerta | 19m 26s | Australia Premiere | Drama | 2021
Country: Chile | Language: Spanish
One day before the Chilean National Referendum gives each voter the possibility to approve or reject the drafting of a New Constitution, Oscar and Marcelo, two brothers with opposite views, will share a trip along the desert coast of the country. Suspicious of Marcelo’s reckless involvement in the protests against the local coal plants, Oscar is constantly confronting his brother’s position as an environmentalist.
Director: Pierre Dugowson | 8m | Australian Premiere | Drama | 2020
Country: France | Language: French
On the thermometer of the classroom, the sweaty teacher reads « 48°C »
Slumping into her chair she says to the children : I’m done. We’re not going to teach, it’s not possible…
DANCING SPIRIT, IN THE BIODIVERSE ISLANDS
Director: Yuki Pastrana | 15m | Exiperimental | Australian Premiere | 2020
Country: Mexico | Language: No Dialogue
Dance film that opens the window to the biodiverse islands of Baja California Sur, guided by the Dancing Spirit who protects marine and terrestrial species from the presence of human pollutants.
Director: Yu Chen | 9m 49s | Sci-Fi | World Premiere | 2020
Country: China | Language:Chinese
An individual who is suffering from the obsessive-compulsive disorder and forced to migrate to outer space, he misses his mother and homeland. However, the only response to his calling his mother is an endless busy tone.
Director: Ramazan Demir | 4m 58s | Sci-Fi, Drama | Australian Premiere | 2021
Country: Turkey | Language: Turkish
The system works non-stop, and when one day it destroys all natural resources, it's time to turn.
SCREAM FOR ICE
Director: Emir Aytemür | 4m 2s | Animation | Australian Premiere | 2021
Country: Turkey | Language: No Dialogue
The Sun shines, ice melts A polar bear on its own A child cries out ah!
The haiku poem you read above is the core of the "Scream For Ice". And the narrative form of "Scream For Ice" is based on the traditional Japanese art of poetry, Haiku.
PAINTING BY NUMBERS
Director: Radheya Jegatheva | 4m 23s | Animation | Victorian Premiere | 2020
Country: Australia | Language: No Dialogue
A child's encounter with classic masterpieces triggers a confronting epiphany. When we look at great art, do we realise it is looking back? With eyes that see more clearly than we do?
TREES AND ICE
Director: Gerald Habarth | 3m 53s | Animation, Experimental | Australian Premiere | 2019
Country: USA | Language: No Dialogue
The animation Trees and Ice attempts to capture some of the wonder and solemnity of two common features of the everyday world that center prominently in the growing climate crisis: trees and ice. Examined up close, we find them in various states of decay and impermanence, evoking their tenuous relationship to a changing environment.
Director: Shizuko Tabata | 7m 15s | Animation | World Premiere | 2020
Country: Japan | Language: No Dialogue
This work examines the relationship between landscape and framing by featuring the changing Tokyo landscape from a monorail window within a picture frame. Each picture is framed individually and then becomes part of a stop motion animated sequence.